Author: Jeroen Ooms
This week we released version 3.0 of the curl R package to CRAN. You may have never used this package directly, but
curl provides the foundation for most HTTP infrastructure in R, including
rvest, and all packages that build on it. If R packages need to go online, chances are traffic is going via curl.
Read the rest at https://ropensci.org/blog/technotes/2017/10/10/curl-30